Our music is meant to make you reflect on the best times of your life & why they we’re so good. If we can do that for even one person listening, it’s a huge success in my book.
Orla Gartland ‘People aren’t stupid; if you try to be anything other than yourself, it just won’t work long term.’
More people need to have that drive to say ‘this too shall end’. More people need to wake up each morning, even when they don’t want to, and kick that day’s ass. Accomplishment, personal courage, is the greatest cure for depression.
“Social media has been an incredible tool! I can send my music around the world sitting on a spit of sand in the Atlantic Ocean! How powerful is that?”
If you make your brand an actual, larger-than-life, projection of yourself & your values, people with pick up on the genuine nature of your mission & will take notice.
Love is always easy to write about, but difficult to actually experience – from that experience I can easily write sadder songs.
Be an artist. Don’t be a copyist. Don’t follow trends & fashions. Don’t try to please others. You’ll be a much happier person. You can look back & be proud that you did things your way.
I love writing because I can write about anything – hating myself, loving myself, Swiss cheese, parking lots. I’m never going to put myself in a box regarding what I can sing about.
Following the release of his stunning album Dysphasia, we were blessed with the opportunity to interview artist and songwriter Lemesios to find out more about the music and how it all came to be. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Constantinos, thank you for your time and congratulations on the EP. Thank you for … Continued
The most suffocating thing you can do as an artist & indeed as a person it to limit yourself to one way of doing things
It’s best to stick with people who love & understand you, through that you”ll find the peace you are searching for with time. It might be best to also stop hurting yourself with your own thoughts too.
Listen to your gut, give it time & don’t push too hard. It’s just as important to find the right people & develop relationships as it is to find talented musicians & develop your sound. Friendship makes it work.
I think great live performances are imperative to success as an artist & it’s actually what I’m most comfortable with. I grew up super shy with really bad stage fright – I learned & have done more live performances than I’ve recorded.